Category Archives: Barcelona

RAA’s Guide to Shopping In Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is the place to go if shopping is your passion. From high end apparel to regional fare, this city delivers over 35,000 shops to spend your days and money. We recommend beginning your shopping trip at the famous 5 km shopping line. This wonderland of couture starts at the top of Ramblas through Placa de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia and winding up Avenue Diagonal. Most streets are for pedestrians only, so meander in and out of stores and throught the crowds of well-dressed s ... read more

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Fetes de la Merce: Come Celebrate French Art in Barcelona

Join 2 million people in Barcelona to celebrate the Festes de la Merce, Spain’s largest street fair. Each year the festival invites a guest city to present arts and cultural activities during the four-day festival. This year, France will join Barcelona during 22 September through 25 September 2016. What is Festes de la Merce? Festes de la Merce is a festival to celebrate Barcelona’s patron saint, La Mare de Déu de la Mercè. The first festival took place in 1902 and is a continued tra ... read more

Halloween Traditions around Europe

Halloween has become a huge holiday tradition and a boosted business over the centuries in the western world. Stores, malls and restaurants decorate their windows with Halloween gadgets; bakers and cafes cook up some special Halloween style desserts and candies; Supermarkets deck out special Halloween shelves for jack-o'-lanterns and trick-or-treating stuff. Here are some unique Halloween trends celebrated by some European countries: England Halloween over the years took many different shape ... read more

Summer Vacation Ideas

Summer is full of outdoor activities everyone wants to make as much out of this time as possible. Kids take out their trip planners and maps while parents cherry pick the right kind of holiday home for the family at their chosen destination. Red Apple Apartments provide you just that and much more. Read below our insight on how we think you should be spending this lovely time of the year. Festivals n Parties: Summer time, Party time; Festivals and parties are at peak during summer spannin ... read more

Top Festivals of Spain

Look up the bucket list festivals around the world and Spanish cities will appear more than any other on the list. If you want to know the Spanish culture in the mirror of its history, be at a festival in one of the great cities of Spain. Tapas, Flamenco, red rum, traditional Spanish costumes, fireworks and what not; these festivals would be a big gulp of Spanish culture and an unforgettable experience for you. Here are some of the most anticipated festivals across major Spanish Red Apple Cities ... read more

Christmas Traditions Around Europe

Christmas traditions vary from country to country and over the years Christmas has taken quite a unique shape in terms of customs and celebrations. Let’s look at some of the major celebrations of Christmas across Europe: Christmas Décor (trees and lights): The Christmas fever starts from mid-November when retailers start to deck out for holiday season. The main European shopping streets try to give each other run for their money in decorating the buildings and shops. According to a survey av ... read more

Christmas in Red Apple Cities

Hard to choose where to spend this Christmas? Let us make your choice easy by highlighting the main characteristic of Christmas in all major European Capitals. Following are few from the best Red Apple Cities: Copenhagen Christmas is at home when it comes to Copenhagen. Perfectly laid wooden houses, beautifully aligned snow covered trees, Christmas lights, smell of traditional Nordic Christmas drinks with the sounds of bells ringing around the gardens of Tivoli are all the ingredients of a p ... read more

Shopping in Europe, The Fashion Hub

Spring is believed to be the shopping season, when everyone starts to prepare for upcoming summers, retailers fill up their rows with new stock, put the winter stock on sale, shoppers brushing off their winter laziness ready to stroll those busy high streets. All sorts of major shopping activity happens during these months. Europe is the fashion capital of the world, many big names of the fashion industry have their roots in Europe including Dior, Versace, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton etc. Euro ... read more

The Big Red Apple Family

Red Apple Apartments have come a long way since 2008 and now we are proud to have nearly two thousand apartments in over 60 major cities around Europe which we call the Red Apple Cities including Paris, Rome, London and Florence, as well as our best sellers Copenhagen, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Helsinki and Oslo and this list will keep on growing as we move along. All these years we’ve earned a valuable experience as a company which helped us offer a perfect platform for our clients in find ... read more